Show rundown for 10/5/2002

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The St. Louis Cardinals have fought through adversity and tragedy this year to win the National League Central Division. Now, with a 2-0 lead over the Arizona Diamondback in the Divisional Series, they are poised to go one step closer to the World Series. Jeff Stirnaman covers the Cardinals for Illinois Radio Network and joins Bill on the line from St. Louis.

MLB Playoffs Update

Bill updates the National and American League playoff series.


Hopewell Valley, New Jersey had been without a football team for 70 years. This fall the town's privately funded public high school team took to the gridiron. But, as Jon Kalish reports, not everyone is happy to see football in Hopewell.

MLS Playoffs

Bill updates the Major League Soccer semifinal series.

Long Bomb

Despite some players who'd won Heisman trophies and others who would go on to labor in the NFL, despite exotic dancers in the cheap seats, and commentary by Jesse Ventura, the XFL lasted only one season. Bill talks to author Brett Forrest about his new book on the XFL debacle, "Long Bomb."

Johnny Cochran and the NFL, Dwarf tossing, and More

Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Johnny Cochran and the NFL, Dwarf tossing, and the Queen on Center Ice.

Cross Country Mom

This fall, 43 year old Kathleen Newton enrolled at Southern Vermont College, joined women's cross country, and found herself the unlikely star of the team. Now, she's competing against her daughter, a freshman at St. Lawrence University. Only A Game's Karen Given was on hand for the mother and daughter's first race as college rivals.

This program aired on October 5, 2002.


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